JulianBreamGuitar.com

Julian Bream - A Tribute, Vol. 2

Live Performances and Broadcasts 1956-1965

DOREMI Legendary Treasures series

DHR 8151/8152 (2CDs). Released September 17, 2021


Disc 1

11th Aldeburgh Festival June 1958 

Lute Recital Julian Bream (renaissance lute)

  • Josquin des Prez: Et in terra pax

BBC  Studio Recital, 1957/58
Lute Recital Julian Bream (renaissance lute)

  • Anthony Holbourne: Pavan
  • Daniel Batchelar: Alman
  • Francis Cutting: Walsingham Variations
  • John Dowland: Fantasia

16th Aldeburgh Festival, Parish Church, June 26, 1963
Recital - Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (renaissance lute)

  • John Dowland: Three Sacred Songs - I. If that a sinner's sigh
  • John Dowland: Three Sacred Songs - II. In this trembling shadow cast
  • John Dowland: Three Sacred Songs - III. Thou mighty God, that rightest every wrong

16th Aldeburgh Festival, June 1963
Recital - Julian Bream (renaissance lute)

  • John Dowland: Three Lute Solos - I. Mrs. White's Nothing
  • John Dowland: Three Lute Solos - II. Adieu
  • John Dowland: Three Lute Solos - III. Lady Clifton's Spirit

16th Aldeburgh Festival, Country Club, Thorpeness, June 28, 1963
Recital - Julian Bream (renaissance lute) and his Consort of Viols

  • John Dowland: Lachrimae Pavans - I. Pavan No. 1
  • John Dowland: Lachrimae Pavans - II. Pavan No. 2
  • John Dowland: Lachrimae Pavans - III. Pavan No. 4
  • John Dowland: Lachrimae Pavans - IV. Pavan No. 7

17th Aldeburgh Festival, June 17, 1964

Recital - Julian Bream (renaissance lute)

  • Isaias Reusner: Suite in G minor - I. Allemande
  • Isaias Reusner: Suite in G minor - II. Courante
  • Isaias Reusner: Suite in G minor - III. Sarabande
  • Isaias Reusner: Suite in G minor - IV. Aria
  • Isaias Reusner: Suite in G minor - V. Gigue

BBC Studio Recital, October 1964

Recital - Julian Bream (guitar)

  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - I. Prelude
  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - II. Allemande
  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - III. Courante
  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - IV. Sarabande
  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - V. Gavotte
  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - VI. Menuets One and Two
  • Robert de Visée: Suite in D minor - VII. Bouré

Vintage classical and jazz recordings

Doremi Label (product information - no sales)

http://www.doremi.com/doremi.html

Disc 2

Concert Hall, Broadcast House, London, January 26, 1956

Recital - Carmen Prieto (soprano), Julian Bream (guitar) 

  • Traditional/Arr. Joaquin Nin: Granadina
  • Traditional/Arr. Fernando Obradors: Con amores, la mi madre
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Cantilena
  • Enrique Granados: I. El majo discreto
  • Enrique Granados: II. La maja dolorosa
  • Enrique Granados: III. El majo tímido
  • Enrique Granados: IV. El tra la la y el punteado

16th Aldeburgh Festival , Parish Church, June 22, 1963

Recital - Julian Bream (guitar) with the Carmirelli Quartet

  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 2 No. 2 - I. Allegro
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 2 No. 2 - II. Menuetto
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 2 No. 2 - III. Adagio
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 2 No. 2 - IV. Menuetto & Trio
  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 2 No. 2 - V. Finale (Presto)

18th Edinburgh International Festival, August 19, 1964

Julian Bream with the Scottish National Chamber Orchestra and

conductor Alexander Gibson

  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - I. Allegro con spirito
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - I. Adagio
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - I. Allegro gentile

18th Aldeburgh Festival, Jubilee Hall, June 22, 1965

Recital - Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (guitar) - WORLD PREMIERE performance

  • Lennox Berkeley: Song of the Half-Life, Op.25 - I. Rachel
  • Lennox Berkeley: Song of the Half-Life, Op.25 - I. Full Moon
  • Lennox Berkeley: Song of the Half-Life, Op.25 - III. All That's Past
  • Lennox Berkeley: Song of the Half-Life, Op.25 - IV. The Moth
  • Lennox Berkeley: Song of the Half-Life, Op.25 - V. The Fleeting

18th Aldeburgh Festival, Jubilee Hall, June 22, 1965

Recital - Julian Bream solo guitar

  • Stephen Dodgson: Partita 1 - I. Allegro con moto
  • Stephen Dodgson: Partita 1 - II. Moto vivace
  • Stepehn Dodgson: Partita 1 - III. Adagio
  • Stephen Dodgson: Partita 1 - IV. Allegro

Webmaster's note:

Reading through the liner notes, it appears that maybe some of the information for these releases was may have been obtained from this site. If so, we here at julianbreamguitar.com are honoured.

Julian Bream  - Live, Aldeburgh Festival 1958 & 1959 (Vol. 1)
DOREMI Label - Legendary Treasures series. 

DHR 8060.  Released January 11, 2019


11th Aldeburgh Festival, June 7, 1958, Great Glemham House
Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (renaissance lute)

  • John Dowland: 11 Songs for tenor and lute
  • Benjamin Britten: 6 Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58 for tenor and lute
  • Benjamin Britten: Arrangements of 3 British Folk Songs for tenor and lute


12th Aldeburgh Festival, Jubilee Hall, June 23, 1959
Julian Bream (renaissance lute), Aurele Nicolet (flute) George Malcolm (harpsichord)

  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio-sonata for flute, lute & harpsichord
  • Joaquin Turina: Sonata for guitar, Op. 61
  • Franz Schubert: Waltzes, Op. 9 (D 365) for flute and guitar

Julian Bream - A Tribute, Vol. 3
Live Aldeburgh Festival 1969 & 1977

DOREMI Legendary Treasures series
DHR 8155. Released November 5, 2021


16th Aldeburgh Festival, Blythburgh Parish Church, June 11, 1969

Recital - Julian Bream (guitar)

  • Wenzel Joseph Thomas Kohaut: Sonata in A - I.  Adagio
  • Wenzel Joseph Thomas Kohaut: Sonata in A - II.  Allegro
  • Wenzel Joseph Thomas Kohaut: Sonata in A - III.  Minuetto
  • Wenzel Joseph Thomas Kohaut: Sonata in A - IV.  Allegro
  • Fernando Sor: Introduction from Fantasie, Op. 7
  • Fernando Sor: Minuet in C from Grande Sonata Op. 25
  • Mauro Giulliani: Grande Ouverture, Op. 61
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptus, WORLD PREMIERE performance
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptu No. 1
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptu No. 2
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptu No. 3
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptu No. 4
  • Richard Rodney Bennett: Impromptu No. 5
  • Benjamin Britten: Nocturnal, Op. 70
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 (BWV 1007) - Prelude (arr. Julian Bream)

1st Aldeburgh Autumn Chamber Music Festival,

The Maltings, Snape, September 27- October 2, 1977

Partial Recital - Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (guitar)

  • Benjamin Britten: Two Folksongs - I Will Give My Love an Apple, No. 6
  • Benjamin Britten: Two Folksongs - Master Kilby, No.3

1st Aldeburgh Autumn Chamber Music Festival,
The Maltings, Snape, September 27- October 2, 1977
Partial Recital - Julian Bream (guitar)

  • Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894 - Menuetto and Trio (transcr. Bream)


The DOREMI label has made a wonderful habit of making numerous very rare recordings available on CD. Those who admire the musical interpretations of Julian Bream have benefited immensely from the three volumes made available by the label. All these recordings were once played over BBC broadcast stations and therefore were only heard by those who happen to be hearing the radio on that specific day when they were aired. Some of them may have had more than one airing but soon they went into the BBC vaults, never to be heard again. Some of the recordings were so excellent in nature that the BBC had them pressed to vinyl for the purposes of licensing the broadcast to other countries so they could air them for a limited time. They were all pressed with an expiration label and the company expected that those radio stations would destroy them when they expired. Fortunately, many of these pressings wound up sitting on a shelf for decades and eventually found their way into the hands of classical music collectors. In the early days, the BBC would oftentimes take the expensive master tapes sitting in vaults and had them erased so they could be reused. A significant amount of early recordings were lost during the bulk erasings of master tapes. Had it not been for these broadcasts that found their way onto an LP, we would have lost these audio gems forever.  Jack Silver is one such collector that has worked hard to make these recordings heard once again. There are not many people alive today that can say that they remember hearing these earlier recordings when they were initially broadcast and so they will be new to most ears. The remastering is masterful. To hear that the guitar was so well recorded live in the 1960s with a thundering orchestra in the background during the more joyful parts of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez is amazing. There are many live lute recordings throughout these discs that are equally as well recorded and make it easy to enjoy the typically quiet and delicate sounds of the instrument. The vast majority of these preserved recordings are from the annual Aldeburgh Festivals which is a high profile festival with participating musicians generally considered to be of high calibre. Additionally, there are recording from the Edinburgh International Festival and several BBC Studio recitals among others. Let's hope that DOREMI and Jack Silver continue to unearth and make available further vintage recordings of Julian Bream and other early classical guitarists, many of whom, at this point, have been long forgotten.

DOREMI Compilations